“World’s toughest bacterium” – Deinococcus radiodurans

The bacterium, Deinococcus radiodurans, is thought to be discovered as a contaminant in radiation-sterilized cans in 1956. The name of

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Natural clays can help in the fight against bacteria

Main Point: Natural clay (such as Oregon Blue clay) can help in killing a broad range of bacterial pathogens including

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New Research Finds that Cell Phones Reflect Our Personal Microbiome

Main Point: Study suggests potential uses for cell phones as non-invasive health and bacterial sensors. Published in: PeerJ Study Further:

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Human activity influences beach bacterial diversity

Main Point: High beach bacterial diversity may contribute to less water contamination. Published in: PLOS ONE Study Further: Human activity

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Predicting the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria

The ability to predict exactly where and when a future outbreak of antibiotic-resistant bacteria will emerge is of obvious utility

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Bacterial Biofilms: Fast and Slow Streamers

Unwanted, harmful bacterial cells can be found fouling surfaces everywhere from lifesaving medical devices to toe-jamming pond scum — often

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Tree branch filters water

Main Point: Pine tree sapwood filters bacteria from contaminated water.

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New type of bacteria found in extremely clean and sterilized rooms of NASA

Main Point: Scientists have found new type of microbes, probably bacteria, in the extremely clean rooms of NASA.

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Bacterial use to produce diesel when required

Main point: Scientists have developed a method to use a type of bacteria, known as E. coli., for the production

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Viruses could adopt their own immune system showing that they are the living organisms

Researchers have found that viruses could adopt their own immune systems that can protect them from the harmful responses of

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